Nell

Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Project Type: 
Women’s Clothing
Designer: 
Berroco Design Team

Nell is a Naturlin™ crocheted yoke with straps that we have stitched to coordinating fabric, creating a fabulous babydoll top.

Shown in size Large


Sizes

Directions are for women’s size X-Small.  Changes for sizes Small, Medium, Large and X-Large are in parentheses.


Finished Measurements

Bust – 32(34-36-38-40)”

Length of Yoke – 5” (Not including straps)

Note:  Yoke should fit snugly around bust


Materials

2(2-3-3-3) Hanks Berroco Naturlin (50 grs), #6332 Denim

Crochet hook, size 3.50 mm (E) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

2 Pieces of fabric 45” wide x desired length


Gauge

18 sc’s = 4”;  28 rows = 4” in sc

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE

Note:  If you get the correct gauge in sc, your gauge over pat st should be correct


Stitch Glossary

4DCTOG

(Yo, draw up a loop in next st, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook) 4 times, yo, pull through all loops on hook

5DCTOG

(Yo, draw up a loop in next st, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook) 5 times, yo, pull through all loops on hook

9DCTOG

(Yo, draw up a loop in next sc, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook 9 times, yo, pull through all loops on hook


Back Yoke

With crochet hook, ch 82(90-98-106-114).

Row 1 (RS):  Work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 81(89-97-105-113) sc’s.  Turn.

Row 2:  Ch 1, work 1 sc in each sc across.  Turn.

Row 3:  Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc and ch 1), skip 1 sc, * dc in next sc, ch 1, skip 1 sc, rep from * across, end dc in last sc – 40(44-48-52-56) ch-1 spaces.  Turn.

Row 4:  Ch 1, work 1 sc in each dc and ch-1 space across, end sc in 3rd ch of beg ch-4 – 81(89-97-105-113) sc’s.  Turn.

Row 5:  Ch 1, work 1 sc in each sc across.  Turn.

Row 6 (WS): Ch 1, skip 4 sc’s, * 9 dc’s in next sc, skip 3 sc’s, sc in next sc, skip 3 sc’s, rep from * to last 5 sc’s, end 9 dc’s in next sc, skip 3 sc’s, sc in last sc.  Turn.

Row 7:  Ch 3, skip first sc, 4DCTOG over next 4 dc’s, * ch 4, sc in next dc (the center dc of 9), ch 3, 9DCTOG (over next 4 dc, sc, 4 dc), rep from * across, end ch 4, sc in next dc (the center of 9), ch 3, 5DCTOG (over last 4 dc and beg ch 1).  Turn.

Row 8:  Ch 4, 4 dc in top of 5DCTOG, * skip ch-3, sc in next sc, skip ch-4, 9 dc in top of 9DCTOG, rep from * across, end 5 dc in top of 4DCTOG.  Turn.

Row 9:  Ch 3, skip first dc, * 9DCTOG (over next 4 dc, 1 sc, 4 dc), ch 4, sc in next dc (the center dc of 9), ch 3, rep from * across, end 9DCTOG (over next 4 dc, 1 sc, 4 dc), ch 4, sc in 4th ch of beg ch-4.  Turn.

Row 10:  Ch 1, 4 sc’s in ch-4 space, sc in top of 9DCTOG, 3 sc’s in ch-3 space, sc in next sc, * 3 sc’s in ch-4 space, sc in top of 9DCTOG, 3 sc’s in ch-3 space, sc in next sc, rep from * across, end 3 sc’s in ch-4 space, sc in top of 9DCTOG, 4  sc’s in ch-4 space – 81(89-97-105-113) sc’s.  Turn.

Row 11:  Ch 1, sc in each sc across.  Turn.

Row 12:  Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc and ch 1), skip 1 sc, * dc in next sc, ch 1, skip 1 sc, rep from * across, end dc in last sc.  Turn.

Row 13:  Ch 1, sc in each dc and ch-2 space across – 81(89-97-105-113) sc’s.  Turn.

Row 14:  Rep Row 12.  Turn.

Row 15:  Rep Row 13.  Turn.

Row 16:  Ch 1, skip 4 sc’s, * 9 dc’s in next sc, skip 3 sc’s, sc in next sc, skip 3 sc’s, rep from * to last 5 sc’s, end 9 dc’s in next sc, skip 3 sc’s, sc in last sc.  Fasten off.


Front Yoke

Work same as back yoke until Row 15 has been completed.

Row 16:  Ch 1, skip 4 sc’s, (9 dc’s in next sc, skip 3 sc’s, sc in next sc, skip 3 sc’s) 1(1-1-2-2) times, 9 dc’s in next sc, skip 1 sc, * (dc in next sc, ch 1, skip 1 sc) twice, dc in next sc, skip 1 sc *, (9 dc’s in next sc, skip 3 sc’s, sc in next sc, skip 3 sc’s) 5(6-7-6-7) times, 9 dc’s in next sc, skip 1 sc, rep between *’s over next 6 sc’s, (9 dc’s in next sc, skip 3 sc’s, sc in next sc, skip 3 sc’s) 1(1-1-2-2) times, 9 dc’s in next sc, skip 3 sc’s, sc in last sc.  Fasten off.

Note:  The (dc, ch 1, skip 1 sc) twice, dc in next sc between *’s at each side of Row 16 are the bases of straps.

Left Strap:  With RS facing, using crochet hook, join yarn with a sl st in 1st dc on base of left strap.

Row 1:  Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc and ch 1), dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in last dc.  Turn.

Row 2:  Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc and ch 1), dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-4.  Turn.  Rep Row 2 until strap measures 13” or desired length.  Fasten off.

Edging:  With RS facing, using crochet hook, join yarn in 1st dc of base of left strap.  Work in sc around 3 edges of strap, sl st in lat dc of base of strap.  Fasten off.

Right Strap:  With RS facing, using crochet hook, join yarn with a sl st in 1st dc of base of right strap.  Work same as left strap.  Work edging around 3 sides of strap.  Fasten off.


Finishing

Sew side seams of yoke.  Sew side edges of fabric tog forming a tube.  Sew top edge of tube to yoke, matching side seams and pleating fabric evenly spaced as in photo.  Hem bottom edge of fabric tube to desired length.  Sew straps to top of back yoke.